Recording "While My Guitar Gently Weeps"

Friday, September 6, 1968 • For The Beatles

Part of


"The Beatles" (aka the White Album) sessions

May 30 - Oct 15, 1968 • Songs recorded during this session appear on The Beatles (Mono)

Album Songs recorded during this session officially appear on the The Beatles (Mono) LP.
Timeline More from year 1968
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

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We’d had guest instrumentalists before – Brian Jones had played some crazy stuff on sax (for ‘You Know My Name (Look Up T(he Number)’), and we’d used a flute and other instruments — but we’d never actually had someone other than George (or occasionally John or me) playing the guitar.

Eric showed up and he was very nice, very accommodating and humble and a good player. He got wound up and we all did it. It was good fun actually. His style fitted very well with the song and I think George was keen to have him play it – which was nice of George because he could have played it himself and then it would have been him on the big hit.

Paul McCartney – from the Beatles Anthology book

Last updated on June 19, 2021

Songs recorded


1.

While My Guitar Gently Weeps

Written by George Harrison

Recording • SI onto take 25

Staff

Production staff

Ken Scott:
Engineer
John Smith:
Second Engineer

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